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Staub

Behind the Cocotte

Since 1974 Staub has become the benchmark for the very best in enamelled cast iron cookware. Gracing the kitchens and tables of both professional chefs and passionate home cooks for over 40 years, Staub ensures that each and every enamelled cast iron Cocotte is produced using time honoured techniques in Alsace, eastern France. A French…

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Q&A with Susan Townsend

Scandi Stylist & Pro Organiser

With an eye for detail, an intuitive understanding of interior styling and an obsession with organising everything, Susan Townsend shares with us how she got to where she is now as well as more about what she does. How did you get in to organising other people’s homes and interior styling? I started off working…

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Sustainability & Sub-Zero

Using less energy than a 75-watt light bulb

Along with many others, and thanks to David Attenborough in particular, we’ve been looking into sustainability and one company blazing a trail in this area is the inimitable Sub-Zero & Wolf. Having started producing and selling refrigeration equipment in 1945, they have consistently strived to develop the most energy efficient luxury appliances possible. With this,…

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Bread Ahead

Borough Market

It was great to be invited to the ‘Complete Sourdough Workshop’ at The Bread Ahead Bakery School, renowned master bakers in Borough Market. Home to ever popular baking workshops including doughnuts, great British baking, Nordic and gluten-free to name a few, their workshops are a must whether you are a complete beginner or a budding…

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*New* Spenlow Pantry At The HM Showroom in Felsted, Essex

We have made some exciting new changes to our Felsted showroom recently, with one of our favourites being this newly photographed Spenlow Pantry which we are now so delighted to share with you. Previously part of the old workshop (which was relocated just over a year ago to another much larger building on site), this…

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Recipe Notes

Vegan Pesto Pasta

We have been trying out various versions of a vegan pesto for a few weeks now and we think we have cracked it! This recipe for vegan pesto is really quick – you just add all the ingredients to the MagiMix and combine until you’re happy with the flavour and consistency. I N G R…

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Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre

Blenheim Palace

The first ever Shakespearean pop up theatre in Europe is now open for the summer at Blenheim Palace. From 8th July until 7th September, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill will play host to four of William Shakespeare’s most loved and renowned plays. Plus, there’s a surrounding Shakespearean village for an all in experience. Here’s…

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Tamarind

Mayfair

Originally opening in 1995, Tamarind was the first Indian restaurant in London to receive a Michelin star. After over 20 years of unparalleled success, the renowned restaurant recently closed for an extensive 8-month renovation in 2018 that completely transformed Tamarind into a quietly majestic, tranquil dining space like no other in London. The key to…

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Recipe Notes

Super fast & easy crab linguine

For a great summer pasta dish, we love this quick and easy recipe for crab, tarragon and chilli linguine and have shared the recipe below… I N G R E D I E N T S 500g linguine pasta 400g fresh white crab meat (can use tinned if fresh not available) 1/2 red chilli, finely…

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Denbies Wine Estate

Surrey

Denbies Wine Estate is an international award-winning wine estate situated in the protected south facing slopes of the North Downs in the town of Dorking. We love that Denbies offers visitors of all ages a fascinating insight into all aspects of the wine producing process all year round. A total 265 acres have been planted,…

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Belmond Cadogan Hotel

Chelsea

The Belmond Cadogan Hotel in Chelsea is an exquisite, historical refuge from the busy streets of London. Built in 1887, this stylish retreat is the best kept secret in Chelsea (except it’s not so secret anymore) and even has a private entrance for hotel guests. A favourite of socialites like Oscar Wilde and the former…

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Ceder’s

Distilled Non-Alcoholic Gin

Summer is quite simply the perfect time of year to be outside enjoying the beautiful, blissfully warm weather with friends and family. If, like us, you are all too temped to pop open a bottle of bubbly but are trying to avoid alcohol – or maybe it’s your turn to drive – you no longer…

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Daylesford Farm

Can we consume meat with a conscience?

It’s no secret that here at Humphrey Munson we are huge fans of Daylesford organic farm in the Gloucestershire countryside. After attending the Daylesford Cookery School earlier this summer (which you can read about here), we learned even more about why eating organically, seasonally and sustainably is so important. Since the very beginning Daylesford have…

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Five Inspiring Garden Designs

In & Around London

With a story dating back to 1859, The National Garden Scheme has a rich and interesting history. Following an idea of ‘district nursing’ from William Rathbone and Florence Nightingale, the Queen’s Nursing Institute was founded in 1887. After years of coordinating national standards for district nurses and establishing training homes, supervising centres and branches where…

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Buns and Buns

Covent Garden

Following a successful debut in Miami, vibrant restaurant Buns and Buns has finally arrived in iconic Covent Garden, London. Founder Alexandre Zibi is the master puppeteer of this finely tuned restaurant operation with the idea of bringing a compilation of the world’s best breads to Covent Garden for all to enjoy. “I realised that every…

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Design Insights with Stephenson Wright

Stephenson Wright are pros when it comes to interior architecture, design and styling. The duo’s considered and refined interiors are created with a wealth of experience and dedication that shines through in each and every project they undertake. Founded by Natalie Stephenson and Juliette Wright who struck up a friendship almost 15 years ago and in…

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Recipe Notes

Sausage and Fennel Pappardelle

Another super fast and delicious dish that we recently made during the unseasonably cool weather is this sausage and fennel pappardelle pasta. Using only a handful of ingredients and with just two pans, we were thrilled with how great this tasted considering the lack of time and effort required! I N G R E D…

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THE NEW COOL

Sub-Zero & Wolf

We are so excited that Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove, the industry leaders in premium refrigeration, cooking equipment and dishwashing, will tonight unveil new innovations across multiple product categories at their biggest launch party yet, at The Bike Shed in Hoxton. Adding to the brand’s portfolio are a series of product introductions and enhanced features that…

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Sophie Paterson Interiors x Coze Linen

Coze Linen and Sophie Paterson have collaborated to design an exclusive range of monogram linens and we were delighted to receive our very own HM branded tea towels. The timeless Toki white waffle tea towel looks so great with the dark grey HM monogram. “I’ve always loved monogrammed products – it adds a layer of…

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Anton & K Decorative Antiques

Anton & K was set up by Karen and Antony Cull who specialise in decorative antiques. Their own home, a 17th century timber framed cottage in the Cotswolds has to be one of the most pinned projects on Pinterest! A new extension clad in reclaimed stone is connected to the main house with a contemporary…

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Lime Wood x Amelia Freer

Wellbeing Retreats

If you hadn’t already noticed, at Humphrey Munson we are huge fans of positive nutrition and wellbeing so we were excited to see that superstar nutritional therapist Amelia Freer and luxurious getaway Lime Wood have joined forces to create a collection of special workshops happening over the course of this year. Amelia has also been…

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Jo Deakin

We came across Jo Deakin’s lovely china designs and wanted to share these super cool pieces with you. We also got in touch with Jo to share her story of how she came to design the china… As a mother of two small children, I know how fast moving and demanding life is. I value…

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Orasay

Notting Hill, London

Since opening its doors this spring, Orasay has already become a jewel in Notting Hill’s already impressive restaurant crown. Orasay is the new restaurant from Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke, the talented team behind acclaimed London restaurants St Leonards & Brunswick House and is set to be the place to dine this summer. Named after…

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Design Insights with Sophie Paterson

We are delighted to have Sophie Paterson on the blog to share her design insights. We asked Sophie to share her one key tip for each room and honestly, this is a must read…. Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area The more open plan a space the more cluttered and busy it can look…

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Albury

The Future of Organic, Biodynamic Wine

As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Surrey Hills offers some of South East England’s most stunning and accessible countryside and in recent years has also become the pinnacle of successful British winemaking. With the same geology as the Champagne region in France, the Surrey Hills is a rural enterprise with the very best…

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Natoora Counter

Seasonal, Sustainable Produce

Natoora Counter is a revolutionary new café in Notting Hill that pushes the boundaries of the food industry. Since the very beginning Natoora have been on a mission to revolutionise the food system, enlightening and encouraging consumers to make seasonal and sustainable food purchases. Natoora works directly with small scale growers and have built a…

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Black Roe

Mayfair, London

Black Roe bar and grill launched in the heart of Mayfair in March 2016 and brought the finest Pacific Rim cuisine to London for all to enjoy. The moody restaurant is now an exciting food lovers haven we just can’t get enough of and here’s why… The dark and moody restaurant features grey walls with…

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Q&A With Marian Boswall

Landscape Architects

Marian Boswall Landscape Architects is a leading award-winning landscape design practice with an outstanding reputation for creating beautiful gardens while also encouraging biodiversity and conserving habitats. Established in 2004 and based in Kent, Marian Boswall combines horticultural, visual design and project management expertise on projects now ranging from large trusts and estates open to the…

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Thai Curry Recipe (from scratch)

Recipe Notes

This recipe is an excellent ‘from scratch’ recipe for a Thai curry paste that you can make in batches and freeze. When you freeze the paste, portion it up into 1/2 cup portion sizes then you’ll always have just the right amount. This is the jug we use for measuring cup sizes – it works…

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Interior Styling with LuxDeco

Country House Project, Hampshire

At a recent shoot in Hampshire, we specified the majority of the decorative accessories from LuxDeco to style the open shelving in the dining room area of the kitchen. The clients had not long moved into the finally finished country house so Louisa Eggleston, our Creative Director, specified the decorative accessories from LuxDeco to ensure…

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